Monday, July 26, 2010

a book club outing

Photo taken from http://popeleighey1940.org/.    
My book club has talked for years about planning an outing that corresponds to our book of the month and we finally did it! July's selection was Loving Frank by Nancy Horan, a fictional tale about the love affair between Frank Lloyd Wright and his longtime mistress, Mamah Cheney.

On Saturday morning, nine of us embarked on a special tour for book clubs. For 90 minutes, we had the house to ourselves with our own guide. We enjoyed a special tour of the house and watched a DVD presentation about Frank Lloyd Wright's life and work. The tour guide was outstanding, and this visit to one of Wright's creations made the book we just read about him (although much of it was fiction) come alive. We had a great time and are already brainstorming our next book-related outing. Hopefully it won't take us years to do it again.

3 comments:

kerryandtorey said...

so glad you liked it! I loved the house and it is like a hidden gem in the DC metro area :-)

Susannah said...

What a fun idea!!

Katie said...

So cool! My bookclub here is coming over tomorrow, we just read No.1 Ladies Detective Agency and we are going to watch an episode of the HBO show. Not quite the same but I agree it's fun to add a dimension to the book discussion.